Arts and Amusements

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bored? Circle a date (and not the drain), and get out and have some fun this week!

Mystery writer to speak in area

Popular mystery writer, Carol Higgins Clark will be the keynote speaker at the Rogers Public Library Foundation's 2010 "Conversations" at the John Q. Hammons Center on October 9 at 9 a.m.

Tickets are now on sale and include breakfast and a copy of one of Clark's new best sellers.

For tickets and more information, visit or call Maureen Cover-Bryan of the Rogers Public Library Foundation at (479) 366-2272.

Hop (a train) & shop

All aboard for the Seligman to Van Buren train ride Saturday Oct. 9, for Van Buren Arts and Crafts days. Leave Seligman 7 a.m., arrive Van Buren 11 a.m., shop for three hours and depart Van Buren around 2 p.m., arriving, back in Seligman about 6:30.

This is an all day trip through the beautiful Boston Mountains crossing rivers 15 times, going though Winslow tunnel, and crossing three high trestles. Bring a camera!

First class & caboose $80, seniors, $72. Vintage car seats $60, $54 seniors. Children 12 and under, $35 and under 4 free. For more information call (417) 662-3611 or 662-3450.

October art faires

Faires at the Art Colony will be happening the 1st, 3rd & last weekends of October.

The first of these, the Night Faire, features a magical lit evening setting and an array of art from studio artists and special guests!

Mid-month, the Folk Faire celebrates Traditional Arts with demonstrations in Iron Forging, Spinning Wheels & Weavers, Silversmiths, Wood Carvers, Hand Poured Candles & More.

The last two days of October celebrate the Autumn's End Faire with an eclectic mix of mediums, artists and Halloween and Diversity week end festivities.

All events feature music & beverages. Join Art Colony artists and special guests including Carol Peacock, Julie Kahn Valentine, Chon Stanley, Stephen McGehee. For information on participating please visit, email artcolonyeureka@gmail .com or call (479) 244-7229.

Four wheelin'

Get down and dirty at the all 4x4 Mud Day in Seligman on Saturday, Sept. 25.

Event is open to all 4x4s at Ruby's Event Park on Highway 37 in Seligman, Mo. starting at 10 a.m.

Fee for truck and driver $20, for spectators $5. Food available. Bring a lawn chair and/or your 4x4 and have a great fun day. For more information call (417) 662-3611.

"Easy riders" on exhibit

See the real "easy riders" at The Massey, Crystal Bridges' temporary gallery in downtown Bentonville.

Danny Lyon: Bikeriders, is on display through October 31, with 61 photographs and excerpts from Danny Lyon's 1968 book The Bikeriders, a seminal work of modern photojournalism based on Lyon's four years on the road with the Chicago Outlaws.

Riding a 650-cc Triumph motorcycle and armed with Nikon and Rolleiflex cameras and a seven-pound portable tape recorder, Lyon documented dirt track racing and motorcycle gang life with photographs and stories that are as raw and compelling today as they were when The Bikeriders was published decades ago.

To download Crystal Bridges' Fall Program schedule visit

Arts academies for teachers

The Arkansas Arts Center will hold a series of Saturday Teacher Academies during the 2010-11 school year:

*Art and the Written Word for Middle School and High School teachers. Introduce students to a variety of language arts tools, poetic forms and works of art. October 9, November 6, November 13, November 20, or April 2, 2011.

*The Art of Theatre: Children's Theatre in the Class recommended for Elementary School teachers. In this workshop, teachers will experience a cross-curricular approach to the theater arts. October 16.

*The World in Which Impressionism Grew is recommended for Elementary, Middle and High School teachers. The science of color theory and the lives of artists, also the historical context in which artists looked at the world through dashes of pigment. January 22, January 29, February 12 or February 26, 2011.

*The World in Which We Live: Exploring Art and Architecture through Mathematics recommended for educators who teach Upper Elementary through High School students. April 16, May 7 or May 14, 2011.

Academies are held on Saturday from 9 a.m. -- 3 p.m. Each Academy is $60 (lunch included). To register or for more information, call (501) 372-4000 or visit Location: Arkansas Arts Center -- 9th and Commerce, Little Rock.


*Eurekapalooza festival Saturday, September 25, with your favorite Ozarks bands and performers.

Lake Leatherwood City Park. Gates open at noon, music from 1 p.m. until after dark.

Admission $15 adults, free for children under 12.

For more information visit www.eurekapalooza .com.

*Don't miss the artists' studio tour Sept. 24 -- 26. Colored map/brochures at Eureka Springs School of the Arts, Practical Magic Art Supply at the Art Colony, the Chamber of Commerce and the Trolley Depot.

For information and previews of studios, go to

*The 6th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Monday, September 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 at the Holiday Island Country Club Ballroom.

Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity's Carroll County Chapter. Tickets are $7 adults and $3.50 children (10 and under). 253-2033 or (417) 271-1200.

*Mad hatsSept. 30 -- Oct. 1, gear up for ESSA's 8th Annual Mad Hatter Ball with Valerie Damon's two-day "Face Painting" workshop and tips on creating a hat for the ball. (479) 253-5384.

The Mad Hatter Ball will be held Friday, Oct. 29 at the Crescent Hotel. Tickets on sale now! (479) 253-5384.

*Sign up to exhibit:in the 2010 Arts Eureka Fall Art Show, Nov. 27 and 28, Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center.

Applications available at Eureka Thyme or by calling Peggy at (479) 253-5826, or e-mail

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